Division Operations Manager
Region I Chief Probation Officer
Region II Chief Probation Officer
Region III Chief Probation Officer
Region IV Chief Probation Officer
Criminal Justice Specialist
Adult Probation Officer III
The Division of Probation and Parole is comprised of the Interstate Office, the Director's Office and three Regional Probation/Parole Offices (Northern, Southcentral, and Southeast). The Director's Office provides support to those offices in the areas of supervision, accounting, training, policy development, budget, and performance audits. In addition, the Director's Office provides quality control throughout the state for sex offender supervision, coordinates with DHHS for child safety issues, improves consistency in sex offender case management, coordinates victim services, and researches and develops alternatives to incarceration. The Director's Office has overall responsibility for budget, policy development and the administration for probation/parole services, interstate compact agreements.
The probation/parole officers within the Division of Probation and Parole routinely conduct pre-sentence investigations and write pre-sentence reports in felony cases statewide for the Superior Court. These officers also enforce conditions of supervision established by the Alaska Board of Parole and the Court, such as treatment issues, substance abuse, mental health, and ensuring offenders pay restitution/fines. The Division of Probation and Parole faces a major challenge in handling the increasing numbers of probationer/parolees across the state. Probation and Parole also continues to play a key role in population management to relieve institutional overcrowding problems by exploring applications for technology, such as electronic monitoring and by targeting higher-risk offenders for intervention prior to revocation, such as EPP (Enhanced Probation) and ISSP (Intensive Supervision Surveillance Program).
Region I covers the south-central area outside of the Anchorage bowl, the northwestern region and the Aleutian Chain, supervising adult felons on parole and probation. There are five district offices in the region to include: Bethel, Dillingham, Kenai, Kodiak and Palmer, with a total staff compliment of 42 staff. The region encompasses portions of the Third and Fourth Judicial District.
This region covers the northern and southeastern parts of the state, supervising adult felons through eight district offices in Barrow, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kotzebue, Nome, and Sitka, with a total staff compliment of 46. The region's 33 probation officers, assisted by Criminal Justice Technicians, supervise offenders and prepare presentence investigation reports for the superior Courts in each District. The Northern Region is geographically the largest and most remote region in the state, requiring officers to regularly travel from their home communities to isolated small towns and villages.These approximately 145 communities are often many miles from connecting road systems, requiring travel by small aircraft, snow machine and boats. The Northern Region is comparable in size to the combined square mileage of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana. The region is comprised of the Second and Fourth Judicial Districts.
This region includes Anchorage with a staff compliment of fifty-four positions. Probation officers supervise adult felons on probation or parole in a primarily urban region, working with community resources throughout the area.